Under the guidance of Prof. Claudio Manfredotti, the Solid State Physics group started its activity in the early 1980s in the field of amorphous (a-Si:H) and crystalline (e.g. Si, CdTe) semiconductor materials, mainly for the fabrication of solar cells and ionization radiation detectors.
In the course of these three decades, the group has gradually extended its field of interest to the study of micro/nano-structured materials and devices and to the development of new experimental techniques for the characterization and modification of advanced materials and/or art objects.
Now, the group is working on the following main research topics:

Upcoming Events

01-05 october 2018
In partnership with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Solid State Physics group co-orgazines the Joint ICTP-IAEA Advanced School on Ion Beam Driven Materials Engineering. The Advance School will take place at ICTP (Trieste) and will provide the latest technological developments in the engineering of new material with ion beams, with a specific focus on quantum technologies. It is addressed to PhD students and early career researchers (i.e. up to 7 years after PhD degree) actively involved in ion beam techniques and/or in the field of quantum technologies. Application deadline: 15/05/2018.


The award of the best oral communication "PhD Student" and "post-doc" at the "XVIIIth International Symposium on Luminescence Spectrometry", 19-22 giugno 2018, Brest (Francia) has been attributed to Laura Guidorzi for her contribution entitled "Combined IonoLuminescence and PIXE micro-analyses of natural diopside for activators and quenchers identification"
The communication "Diamond-based multi-electrode arrays for monitoring dopaminergic neurons activity" (G. Tomagra, A. Battiato, E. Bernardi, E. Carbone, P. Olivero, A. Pasquarelli, V. Carabelli, F. Picollo) is awarded as the best oral presentation at the 4th National Congress on Sensors (21-23 February 2018, Catania).

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